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Tajikistan, Asia
Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Mixed
16634 ft / 5070 m
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Created On: Oct 26, 2008
Last Edited On: Feb 15, 2011


A prominent summit near Mutnye Lake, with several difficult climbing routes on the north and west face. The normal route is an easy ascent in the first part several hundert meters elevation gain over loose scree afterwards a glacier (btw. Zamok means castle).

View from Alaudin PassZamok from Alaudin Pass
ZamokZamok N-Face
Zamok - West FaceZamok W-Face
Kaznok valley - Pik Energia (East Ridge)Zamok from Kaznok Valley

Getting There

Starting at the Alaudin Lakes (or Alaudin Camp) in the Pasruddaria Valley - a convenient one day walk-in to Mutnye Lake.

See the chapter "Accommodation - Places to Stay - Camping" in the Fan Mountains page for more information about the Alaudin Camp.
Alaudin Lake (Fan Mountains)Alaudin Lake (looking south)
The blue Alaudin Lakes (Fan Mountains)Alaudin Lake
Looking south over Mutnyi LakeMutnyi Lake
Flower near Mutnyi Lake (Fan Mountains)Flower near Mutnyi Lake

Route Description

Start from Mutnye Lake eastwards turn southwards between Fagitor (3.925m) and Zamok. Follow the scree slope (eastwards again) to the glacier. Near the glacier are some bivouac places (apporx 4.350m). Walk up the moraine to the glacier (the icefall might me diffucult) and continue to the Col between Pakhkamber and Zamok. Walk northwards to the summit of Zamok.
A very long day with an very early start at Mutnye Lake (or two days with a bivouac near the glacier).

Zamok GlacierZamok Glacier
Icefall - Zamok GlacierIcefall - Zamok Glacier
Ascent to ZamokCol between Pakhkamber and Zamok
Zamokto the summit

Views - from near the summit

Bolshaya Ganza (Fan Mountains)Bolshaya Ganza
Chimtarge Pass (Fan Mountains)Energia - Chimtarga

Red Tape

Information about visa, registration and environmental fees are mentioned in the Red Tape in the Fan Mountain Page.

When to Climb

As mentioned in the Fan Mountain Range Page: The mountaineering season is usually June to September, when the weather is stable, warm and dry.


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